2011-12 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in the 400 IM at the USA Olympic Trials...earned Academic All-Big Ten honors...posted the team's top time in 1650 Free...ranked second on the team in the 1000 Free...was third on the squad in the 500 Free...competed in all nine of the team's meets...swam in three events at the Big Ten Championships...posted season-best times of 16:32.86 in the 1650 freestyle and 4:18.55 in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships...posted a pair of top ten finishes in four swims at the Ohio State Invitational (12/2-4)...finished third in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:51.79 and was ninth in the 400 IM in a time of 4:20.93 at the Ohio State Invitational...also swam a season-best time of 2:02.06 in the 200 backstroke at the Ohio State Invitational...swam her best time of the year in the 1000 freestyle in 10:15.69 in a tri meet at No. 20 Arkansas with Navy (1/14)...posted a season-best showing of 2:07.27 in the 200 butterfly in a tri meet with Lehigh and St. Francis (2/4).
2010-11 (Freshman Year)
Participated in 9 events during her Freshman year... Earned a 40th Place finish in the 200-Freestyle at the Georgia Invite with a time of 1:53.14... Placed 18th at the Big Ten Championships in the 500-Freestyle, recording a time of 4:49.18... Finished 20th at the Georgia Invite in the 500-Freestyle, posting a time of 4:52.41... Posted a season-best time of 10:17.22 in the 1000-Freestyle at Virginia/vs. Indiana... Placed 9th in the 1650-Freestyle at the Georgia Invite with a time of 16:43.25... Finished 19th in the Big Ten in the 1650-Freestyle by posting a time of 16:47.29 at the Big Ten Championships... Posted a time of 1:00.19 in the 100 Backstroke against St. Bonaventure... Placed 5th in the 200-IM at Michigan with a time of 2:08.46... Took 16th Place in the 400-IM at the Big Ten Championships, posting a time of 4:18.76... Claimed 20th in the 400-IM at the Georgia Invite, recording a time of 4:21.12... Helped the 400-Freestyle Relay team to place 5th at Michigan with a time of 3:34.77... Placed 12th at the Georgia Invite in the 800-Freestyle Relay, finishing with a time of 7:31.89.
Four-year letterwinner at Southlake Carroll under coach Kevin Murphy ... While there, squad won a regional championship ... Six-time All-American ... Named a Scholastic All-American in 2008 ... Swam to three Texas State High School Open Water state championships ... Also competed for a club team, the North Texas Nadadores under coach Bill Christensen ... While there, earned 15 senior team records and two North Texas LSC records ... Swam in two Southwest Senior Champs meet records - 200 and 400 meter IM ... Participated in Junior Nationals during the summer of 2009 ... A member of the National Charity League, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
Full name is Claire Veronica Singley ... Born on March 23, 1992 in Durham, N.C. ...Daughter of David and Catherine Singley. David is a former swimmer at the University of North Carolina ... Has two brothers, Wil (19) who swims at UNCH and Ted (16) ... Majoring in business with a minor in Spanish.
On Choosing Penn State
"I chose Penn State because I loved the combination of Division I athletics, excellent academics, amazing team dynamics and a very experienced and well-rounded coaching staff."